Latest update from Dawn Marshall about potential community growing projects in Binegar & Gurney Slade...
Notes from First Meeting, August 22nd 2012
Well, we had a happy and constructive first meeting with Kim providing homemade cookies. We are more a plug plant that a thriving bush but we are big enough to make a start. Six of us came to the meeting and 2 more telephoned beforehand. We discussed lots of ideas just three of which are:
However, we decided to start small and have chosen one practical, high visibility project to start with, plus setting up a garden-share scheme.
The Project is to create planting at the two A37 approaches to our two villages. Kim is going to research some wood she thinks might be available for making planters and Eddy, the gardening professional amongst us, is going to come up with planting suggestions. We will be looking for someone to build the planters. After that we hope more of you will join us and we can send down our roots and put suckers up all over the two villages with edible, beautiful and wildlife friendly planting to please everyone.
Want to join in? Contact us on email@example.com
The Garden Share Scheme will aim to match people who want a patch to work with those who have gardens which they are prepared to share for whatever reason. Maybe you are an experienced gardener who cannot any longer manage your plot – you could share both your garden and your experience with someone who has the time and desire to grow but has not got a garden. Or you may have a good sized garden but no inclination to garden but be happy to give someone else the chance to grow in return for keeping your garden looking good and perhaps a taste of the produce.
Get in touch with us if you want a garden or have one to share and we will put you in contact with eachother. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
This could be the start of something big so get in touch and/or come along to our next meeting on 10 October – we will be gathering in the George at 8pm. You don’t have to do major things unless you want to – yes, we will need digging and planting and maintaining but we will also need seeds growing on, reseach, admin, ideas. Come on, make friends and beautiful villages and have fun.
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